Entries by Janina Schan

New Fishing and Resort Photos

We’ve had a great month here at Crocodile Bay and Botánika… with a full-house of wonderful guests! We had many returning clients come back to experience the new resort as well as lots of new friends and families staying with us for the 1st time. The fishing has been consistently good and our eco-tours and adventures have been getting amazing results and reviews with lots of animal sightings and jungle adventures. Here are some pix and video from Crocodile Bay and Botánika this past month…. Starting with two photos of our guest, Richard V. in the Osa Peninsula rainforest taken with the same tree 19 years apart.

Experience Boat to Table Dining

Welcome to Crocodile Bay and Botánika, where the concept of “boat to table” dining has been taken to a whole new level. At Botánika and Crocodile Bay Resort, guests are offered an unforgettable culinary experience where they can catch their own fish and have it served fresh for dinner that night at the resort’s gorgeous restaurant, TIERRA A LA MESA.

Captain’s Corner with Anthony – March 2023

Captain Anthony wants to remind you that our captains and mates are English speaking, local experts who all know where the fish are and how to catch them. Crocodile Bay provides world-class service and attention to all of your fishing needs. From novice guests on their first big-game sportfishing trip, to seasoned offshore anglers, our team will make your fishing vacation at Crocodile Bay is a pleasure both on and off the water.

Crocodile Bay Fishing Report for February 2023

It brings me great pleasure to share with you the latest fishing report from Crocodile Bay in Costa Rica. The fishing action here on the Osa Peninsula is still sizzling hot, and according to some of our experienced captains, the fishery in the peninsula is currently thriving like never before. The new commercial tuna fishing reforms, combined with strict measures to crack down on illegal fishing, has resulted in a healthier and more abundant fishery for the area, both inshore and offshore.

Crocodile Bay Fishing Report for January 2023

It was a wonderful start to the 2023 season for us at Crocodile Bay with awesome weather, very calm seas and, of course, great fishing off the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The fishing at Crocodile Bay has been on fire recently, with multiple hook- ups on blue marlin and huge yellow fin tuna offshore, along with trophy rooster fish and monster cubera snappers inshore. Our guests are catching multiple Dorado (Mahi Mahi) offshore and even a few inshore. It’s been crazy good fishing with double digit catch-and- releases on dorado every day for our anglers. There hasn’t been a boring moment this past month on the water with our guests reeling in fish after fish.

Crocodile Bay – Fishing Report for December 2022

Greetings friends… December is the month of joy and love, and a great month to fish off the Osa Peninsula here in Costa Rica. The seas are mostly calm, and the fish are biting. It’s the end of the wet season which means swells are down and we are trolling in glass-flat water with warm temperatures. The best news: December is the beginning of the sailfish season at Crocodile Bay. Sailfish are some of the fastest swimmers in the ocean and our anglers were able to catch and release numerous sails. It’s also the tail-end of the dorado season (mahi-mahi) and our anglers have being kept busy reeling in lots of dorado ranging between 15lbs to 70lbs.

Crocodile Bay – Fishing Report for November 2022

Greetings from the most intense fishery and biologically diverse areas in the world – the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Home to the amazing angling at Crocodile Bay and the unmatched beauty of the rainforest where we are located. The month of November was an amazing month for fishing for our guests. There aren’t many places in the world where you can catch dorado, sailfish, tuna, and blue marlin all in one day, but that was the case for a few fortunate guests who experienced Crocodile Bay’s magic this past month.

Captain’s Corner with Anthony

This month we catch up with one of our guest’s favorite Captain: Anthony Rhoden. Capt. Anthony is inviting everybody to come down and fish with us: no matter the season. Anthony feels there is a misconception about fishing in the fall. The green season gets a bad wrap because the people perceive that the fishing isn’t as good when it rains. That’s not true. In fact, the fishing is better during the wet season.
The captain explains in the video in this post.